Motorcycle Injury Attorneys in St. Louis and Missouri
Dixon Injury Firm's motorcycle injury lawyers help St. Louis and Missouri clients win their cases.
One of the biggest risks to motorcycle riders is head injuries. Helmets are not bulletproof. The IIHS points out that helmets are about 37% effective in preventing deaths in a crash and 67% effective in preventing brain injuries. Missouri has a strange love-hate relationship with helmet laws. Missouri Statutes Section 302.020 provides that a motorcycle operator or passenger must wear “protective headgear” at all times when the vehicle is in motion. The fine for a violation is only $25, though. Additionally, a violation does not result in any points to your license. Even with these light penalties, there has been strong momentum to repeal the law in recent years because many riders feel that it infringes on their rights. A repeal bill passed the state House of Representatives in early 2017, but that bill died in the Senate.
Given the helmet laws, it is important to understand that in Missouri an injured motorcycle rider can be compensated even if the rider was partially at fault. This is because of the state’s rule of “pure comparative fault,” which means that fault for an accident can be divided up among two or more parties. For example, if a truck driver hits a motorcyclist that was not wearing a helmet, the court might find that the truck driver was 90% at fault and the motorcyclist was only 10% at fault because the helmet would not have made much of a difference. In that case, the motorcyclist, or the family of a deceased motorcyclist, could still collect 90% of the damages he or she suffered.
The truth is that in most cases, motorcycle accidents are largely the fault of someone other than the motorcycle rider. A report put together by the European Association of Guarantee Institutions found that most motorcycle accidents are caused by human error. The most frequent error, however, was not from the motorcyclists. It was a failure by drivers in other vehicles to see a motorcyclist either due to inattention, a view obstruction, or general trouble seeing riders.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can lead to quite a few different types of serious injuries. They can be even more serious than those sustained in a car accident. Some of the vehicle accidents that involve motorcycles can even cause traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, road rash, and more.
Motorcycle riders need to be even more cautious when they’re on the road. They need to watch not only what they’re doing, but what other drivers are doing too. Other drivers might not see you and can neglect to give you the right of way or even be texting while they’re driving. For this reason, it’s imperative that you be vigilant when you’re on your motorcycle.
Some of the other causes of motorcycle accidents include things like people changing lanes without looking, opening their doors after parallel parking, speeding, and even lane splitting. Then you have the inexperienced drivers who make sudden stops, dangerous road conditions, left lane turns, and defects with the motorcycle itself.
More About Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in St. Louis, MO
Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm specialize in motorcycle accident cases and other personal and workplace accidents. Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Chris knows how difficult these cases are for families. To help lower financial stress, Dixon Injury Firm makes it easier by providing a contingency payment system. This allows you to pay fees only if the case is won.
Chris Dixon of the Dixon Injury Firm has been fighting for people injured in motorcycle accidents all through his career. In fact, he only represents injury victims, so he has gained a great deal of experience securing compensation from big insurance companies on behalf of his clients. Mr. Dixon has collected more than $50 million for his clients and was named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident call us at (314) 409-7060 for a FREE consultation as soon as possible after the incident.
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How Can the St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law Help You With Your Motorcycle Accident Case?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm works tirelessly when it comes to protecting the interests of motorcycle accident victims. During a motorcycle accident case, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the motorcycle accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That's why it is critically important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri motorcycle accident lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic laws and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer a motorcycle accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I Choose the Missouri Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Dixon Law to Represent Me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a motorcycle accident attorney in the state of Missouri. He is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of motorcycle accidents.
Chris Dixon - "I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion that drives my existence."
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a motorcycle accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need motorcycle accident legal guidance, or want to know what a motorcycle crash lawyer can do for you, call or contact the motorcycle accident specialists of the Dixon Injury Firm at this phone number: 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your motorcycle accident case today.